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Infosys/Lodestone upgrade integrates with SAP systems for managing closer collaborations with trial partners
Infosys (Bangalore, India) used the Sapphire NOW meeting (Orlando, FL; June 3-05), SAP’s North American partnering event, to introduce a cloud-based clinical-trial supply management (CTSM) solution, upgrading an on-premise version that had existed with Lodestone Holding AG (Infosys acquired Lodestone in 2012). The solution manages demand and supply planning as well as distribution across clinical sites. Features of the new system include:
Infosys claims user benefits of reducing clinical trial cycles by 10-15%, reducing inventory overages by 30-40% and reducing running costs by 30-40%. The solution is especially tailored for mid-market pharma companies and contract research organizations (CROs).